Hey you, athlete and adult ... got balance?? 🤷♂️
As an athlete, if you can't maintain your balance (also known as 'stability) you're not going to perform well.
It's that simple.
Once good stability is achieved among basic movements, then athletes can move onto more challenging movements.
Then once there's stability among fundamental movement patterns - which are very challenging to do PROPERLY - an athlete can add complexity like speed, load, etc.
Sure many 'do' movements, like a squat, lunge, hinge, etc… but not properly with legit stability. They do it with many weaknesses leading to compensation patterns (and then injuries).
Heck - that's where I started. Terrible movement patterns but was naturally strong (not fast haha). And because of that, I kept lifting heavy - it felt good - but was doing it all wrong.
Enter one injury after another when I was 14-17. I was a walking bandaid (still am somedays 🤣)
But right now - with a forced modified lifestyle that's provided time to apply our attention to new things - is a great opportunity to work on your weaknesses.
Here's a fundamental drill (hinge movement = RDL) I used to struggle with big time!! Click the link for the video on youtube
Single leg balance and multi planar movement = critical in ALL sports AND life!!
It's where most non-contact injuries happen in both sports and life (and lead to many contact related injuries too).
If you're an athlete that wants to play at your best, this is crucial!! It's where everyone of our athletes begin when they train with us.
Want to know more or work with me and my team at @alptraining_institute??
Send me a message today or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on my Virtual Athletic Development Program currently running now - 4 weeks remaining, for athletes ages 14+ and private groups for pro-elite athletes aged 18+.
You don't need a gym, tons of equipment or a huge space. I'll customize a training program and nutrition guide to follow while at home and my coaches will coach you live online via Zoom based workouts 👌